Who am I?
¡Hola! I’m Frances! My passion for education and my teaching philosophy stems from my personal experience. I’m a Spanish native speaker who has raised her son to be bilingual in a completely monolingual English environment. I started teaching him Spanish when he was four years old, and he is now a bilingual 12-year-old. You can read our story here. I am currently pursuing a Master of Education in the Spanish Language from the College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina, and will graduate this year. I have a certification in Human Resources from the Escuela Avanzada de Recursos Humanos in Puerto Rico and I have a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Universidad del Este in Puerto Rico. I currently teach/tutor 1:1 Spanish sessions, and I teach group Spanish craft lessons for younger kids on Outschool. I also offer translation and interpreting services in Spanish.
“I help foster pride in the Hispanic heritage by connecting culture to language through education, instruction, and networking.“
Heritage. Culture. Language.
I’m committed to educating our community about the Hispanic and Latino culture, and I’m very fortunate that I can do it. For the past few years (except last year due to the pandemic), I’ve hosted and volunteered an annual Hispanic Heritage Day in my local hometown library. You can see the Facebook live video of one of the events here. Additionally, I have tons of resources here to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.
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Why learn Spanish?
Spanish is the second largest spoken language in the world. Learning Spanish will allow you to communicate with 460 million native speakers.
You can learn Spanish at any age!
Have you ever wished to learn Spanish? Have you ever tried to teach your child Spanish with no luck? Do you feel it’s too late for you or your child?
Although there is a lot of debate concerning the critical period hypothesis stating that the first few years of life constitute the time during which language develops readily and after which (sometime between age 5 and puberty) language acquisition is much more difficult and ultimately less successful.” – Source However, Rita Rosenback author of the book Bringing up a Bilingual Child writes, “(there is) no hard and fast age before which a child has to start learning a language to be able to speak it well.” Furthermore, new research indicates that language acquisition is possible in adults, too. You see, you can learn Spanish at any age!
My goal is to help you reach your (or your child’s) Spanish language goal. Whether it is to understand Spanish, hold conversations, read in Spanish, or brush up on a dormant Spanish language, I can help you. I work with monolinguals who want to learn Spanish, heritage speakers, and bilingual or dual-language learners who need to hone their Spanish language skills. My objective is to motivate each student to develop a passion for language learning and an appreciation for the Spanish language and its cultures.
¡Vamos! Learn Spanish with me!
- Spanish lessons are online and have a duration of 50 minutes.
- Spanish lessons for children ages 4 – 8 years old have a duration of 25 mins.
- I use Zoom for all online lessons. The use of the platform is free and it doesn’t cost you anything to use. All you’ll need is to create an account and have a device such as a computer, laptop, tablet, iPad, or smartphone. Headset or earphones are very helpful.
- Spanish lessons are personalized and customized to your (or your child’s) needs.
- You will have a personalized Google folder with all of the electronic materials that can be accessed at any time.
- Lastly, did I mention Spanish lessons are fun? 🙂
I teach Spanish to children, teens, young and old because if there’s one thing I can be sure about is that it’s never too late to learn a new language.
Ready to start?
Whether you’re ready to start or you’re interested in a trial session, please fill out the form “Spanish Lesson Request Form.” Click on the link below. Completing this form will help me better understand your needs.
Free trial sessions have a duration of 20 minutes. During this time, we’ll have the opportunity to meet, answer any questions you may have, discuss your (or your child’s) learning style and Spanish language level.
Spanish Lesson Packages
Important: An invoice will be provided upon agreement to enroll in Spanish lessons or tutoring sessions. Invoice must be paid in advance and in full. Upon receipt of payment, I will send an email with the links for the classes and access to your Google folder.
Please note that you can cancel or change your lesson within 24 hours. If you (or your child) are not present at the agreed (scheduled) time I will wait for 15 minutes for a 50-minute session or 10 minutes for a 25- minute session. No-shows will count as a lesson that has been given.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
Fill the contact form below, and I’ll be happy to get back to you as soon as possible.